Day 2 of Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em has ended. The day started with 139 players returning to continue the journey to the bracelet and the $276,067 top prize but seven players are left to go into the third and final day. The schedule originally had planned for this to be a two-day event, but that was changed and, instead, play ended after 10 levels with seven players remaining.
Leading the charge is Jinho Hong who bagged 7,000,000. Behind him are Punnat Punsri (6,280,000) and Daniel Weinman ( 2,975,000).
Final Table Seating Chart and Chip Counts
|1||Dan Weinman||United States||2,975,000||15|
|5||Jinho Hong||South Korea||7,785,000||39|
Two of the Hall of Fame bounties were still in play at the start ofthe day: Barry Greenstein and Barbara Enright. However, both were eliminated early into the Day 2 action. Greenstein’s bounty was the last to fall and was awarded to Jakob Miegel when his ace-king bested Greenstein’s ace-ten.
Several notables who were lost today included potential Poker Hall of Famer Shaun Deeb, who was knocked out in 12th place when he ran his pocket nines into Yuri Dzivielevski’s pocket queens. Another was two-time bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos who exited in 13th after he also ran into pocket queens against his pocket jacks, and the reigning champion Ole Schemion could not pull off the back-to-back titles as he was eliminated earlier in the evening.
Play will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time in the Bally’s Event Center and will start on Level 31 with blinds at 100,000/ 200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante.
Be sure to follow along with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team as they will be bringing you all of the final table action.